Monday, February 02, 2009

whirlygiggle


The whirlygiggle quilt is complete! It was a joint project between Heather and I. It is going to be donated to our sons' school silent auction, which is this Saturday.

Planning a donation quilt is tricky. It's hard to guess what color scheme that will appeal to many people. In this case, we didn't want it to be gender specific or too kiddish either. And we wanted to work completely from our stashes. I really like the outcome of this quilt. It is a twin size, so if someone buys it, (do you like my confidence?) it can be used on their child's bed. Or as a lap quilt.

We each pieced blocks for the top.

Heather pieced the back, basted it and stippled it.

I made and attached the binding...

...which is pieced from scraps.

And here it is, on my son's bed.
I just need to attach the label.
I might be bidding on it come Saturday. :)

103 comments:

Arah said...

i LOVE this quilt...the colors the pattern...love it.
i would bid on it if I could, so i might just make one myself.

Kerri said...

it turned out lovely!! i'm sure it will get lots of bids on it.

i just finished the quilt top of my version of a whirly giggle. it was so much fun to make!

Jessica said...

Oh, if I had some time....
Beautiful quilt with lots of colours.

I am curious when the quilt-a-long of yours will be ready. My quilt is almost finished and I need a new project.

Your blog is a great inspiration for me.

Love from Holland.

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

This quilt looks so lively fun and fun. It should definitely get lots of bids!

Danielle said...

I would bid on this quilt if I could! It's so much fun. You both did a beautiful job.

KCQuilter said...

What a wonderful quilt!!! I predict lots of bids and a good selling price. Way to go!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I have a feeling you will be outbid everytime! :)

Marie' said...

How cute is that! You are surely going to get $$$ for such a cute quilt. I am ready to make another one.

pratima said...

Such a fun quilt! The colors are bright and beautiful :)

Cami said...

It is lovely! I love all the colors and think it works perfectly.

Cami said...

It is lovely! I love all the colors and think it works perfectly.

Katie K said...

Such modesty - "if it sells"!

Make sure the info about the quilt mentions that you have a famous blog - it'll increase the winning bid for sure!

And yes, I don't know how you could part with this one. I'd definitely bid on it!

ASHLEY said...

ITS BEAUTIFUL.....I HOPE I CAN MAKE ONE SOME DAy!!

Quiltefia said...

Hi Crazy Mom!! Your blog is a great inspiration!!I have just finished a top like snippets!! Followed your"foot-prints" and worked it through!! Quiltefia-Norway

pricklypearbloom said...

well that is pretty much all together fantastic.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

it looks amazing!!!

Erin O. said...

oh, I wish I could bid on it. I suppose I'll have to make one of my own. I'll have to work from my stash as well.

Anna said...

I am sure a lot of people will bid on this lovely bright and fun quilt! What a wonderful collabraquilt!!

Anna

Carrie P. said...

Love it.

Linda said...

I love it! It is so bright and happy looking!

Melanie said...

I love this one! Great colors and I love the whirlygiggle pattern!

jabeybaby said...

It turned out great!!

shannon said...

Gorgeous! I love this quilt, the colors are so perfect. I think this will do very well at the auction.

Aimee said...

Beautiful! Great colors and I love the pattern!

Sarah said...

Everyone beat me to it! I wish I lived in your area so I could come and bid on this...even though I have a full size bed and no children:)

Lisa said...

It's BEAUTIFUL!! I Love it!!

Chris said...

I love this quilt. It looks great on your son's bed. I hope you win it back

Barbara Brown said...

that is one beautiful quilt. i'm sure it will fetch a high price at the auction. good luck.
barbara brown

MichelleB said...

It is fabulous! Be sure to let us know how much it went for. I'm sure someone will love it to pieces.

Mama Urchin said...

I really need to make one of these. I think I need to start a list.

Denice said...

this turned out adorable. i will be curious how much $$ it brings in for the school. contemplating such a project for our school. so let us know.

Meg said...

I absolutely love how it turned out! Well done!

Sarah M said...

LOVE it! I have no doubt many will bid on it. :)

Mary said...

It looks so Fantastic!!! I can't wait to hear how much it goes for.

Alana Jo said...

OMG beautiful!!

Philigry said...

beautiful! i love this one. you guys pieced it so well. i think you need to make another one for yourself!

Anina said...

Congratulations! It's lovely! I think it's going to fetch a bundle.

ModernJune31 said...

Beautiful! I am in love with the colors that you chose for it. Can't wait to hear what it goes for.

You two are so blessed to have quilting buddies close by. It must be fun to be able to get together and quilt.

Pari said...

Beautiful! You are such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki W said...

LOVE it!

sulu-design said...

I would be bidding if I were there. It's awesome, and so are you and Heather for putting such hard work into a fundraiser. Nice job, Mom!

Alissa said...

Cute cute and cute!!

Blakely said...

Oh this quilt will definately be purchased. It looks great. I love it.

liz taylor said...

Gorgeous! It totally inspires me to finish my whirlygiggle quilt.

happy zombie said...

I love it! Love the back too. I'm so wanting to jump on the whirlygiggle boat, especially after seeing your! Your guys did awesome... I can already see people lining up at your table at the silent auction!

FrancisMoore said...

This is a beautiful quilt. I hope the school makes a lot of money. I made a baby quilt last week using this pattern. I give my baby quilts to the Crisis Pregnancy Center here in Indianapolis. I have a second top made using the same pattern except I made the blocks smaller. Francis

bopeep said...

The quilt is beautiful. And so nice of you to donate it.
Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for the tip on folding fabric, Yes it feels soooo good to get organized.
Prauers, Bo

Marcia said...

It's wonderful. I love the charm of your quilts as I'm sure many others do as well.

Amy Jo said...

that is gorgeous!!!

Bonnie said...

Ok, you're doubting that someone will buy it???? It's outstanding! you'll have to let us all know how much it goes for.

Jackie said...

Funny the quilt looks tiny in the first picture. But then on your son's bed it looks normal size. Amazing! I love the quilt, nice collaborative effort.

giddygoat said...

I'd bid!

Helene said...

Ok, I don't know if you received my comments or not, but just want to let you know how beautiful ALL your works are. Your quilts are simply the best! Simple and sooooo beautiful!
Helene
Madera, CA

BUMBLE BEANS said...

lovely! nice job!

mau said...

love this quilt and the colors...love it.

Leslie said...

that quilt is so fantastic! It really came out beautiful. I can not imagine that someone would not want this....the colors are great.

WoolenSails said...

What a great quilt for a school auction and the colors are wonderful. I hope it does well.

Debbie

Мария Доричева said...

This is another great quilt! I love the colors too. Everything you make looks very cheerful.

Katherine said...

Fantastic quilt! You and Heather are a dynamic quilting duo. I'm sure there'll be lots of money raised thanks to the beautiful quilt you made together.

Viv said...

A beautiful quilt, I'm sure it will make plenty of $$$ for the school. It's a lovely pattern, and nice that you could make it with a partner :-)

I've just stippled my first quilt, thanks to the great tutorial from your blog.

I'm off to post some pics of it on my blog.

Vanessa said...

Lovely work - beautiful creation - good luck at the auction ..

Vanessa

Hannah said...

Wish I could bid on it, guess I'll just have to make one for myself. You'll have to tell us the final bid...

Louise said...

Oooooh I would definitely bid on it! It will go for heaps! Well done girls!

elsie123 said...

There's sure to be a lot of bidding on this one! Great combined effort, and wonderful way to use your stash.

Nancy said...

YEAH!!! New quilting inspiration for ME! Love love love.

IQuilt4Fun said...

Your quilt is so beautiful, you are such an inspiration to me. Thanks to you, I just finished a very beautiful fancy flea market - Valentine's Day quilt and posted pics of it on my blog! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely and inspiring quilts!

Kelly said...

I love it!! it's fabulous :)

quiltinlikecrazy said...

It looks GREAT if I do say so myself!:) I need to have better lighting in my house. Your pictures turn out so great! Very nice.

Oiyi said...

I love the colors in this quilt.

The Rausch's said...

Beautiful!!

kat @ Taylor Made designs said...

It's perfect! I have a feeling this will be a big seller at the auction :)

Sharla said...

You are so good about sharing your measurements. Thanks for the size of blocks - I see it now!

Calico Road said...

What a fun quilt!! Love the pieced binding!

Jackie Russell said...

Cute quilt, I love it!

Tara said...

Wow. What a quilt. I don't think I could part with it after all that work. My daughter's orchestra teacher is asking parents to make quilts for an upcoming fund raising quilt auction. The quilts that brought in the most money last year were all denim rag style quilts. I was disappointed to see the quilts which more time to make bring in less money. This makes it hard for me to choose what kind of quilt I'll make to contribute. I'd love to know how much money this brings in after the bidding is over.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

I love it! So colorful. The back really makes it. I never even thought of doing pieced backs until I've seen it all over the blogs. I love the color blocks together. It makes the bed look bigger, so that's nice.

Thimbleanna said...

That's an adorable quilt Amandajean. If I had kids, I'd definitely bid -- it WILL sell! I love that you did this together!

PunkiePie said...

Awesome! It's going to sell for sure!

Emily said...

The quilt turned out awesome! I think you achieved gender neutrality beautifully.

Angie said...

Someday I am going to learn to quilt that beautiful! I'm all ready a fabric junky! Thank you for sharing. Bravo for doing a wonderful charity! I bet you'll get a lot of bids on it!

sandra said...

I love it! It's beautiful!

Andrea said...

Wow! It is stunning. I think you'll raise alot of money at that auction! It looks so nice on that bed though, how can you give it up? You'll just have to make another... ;-)
Hey, pop on by my blog, I'm doing a giveaway, as well, there is a link to the International Stash Busting giveaway list...lots of people participating! Starts/Ends tomorrow!
-a

Robin said...

It turned out beautifully! I love the bright primary colors. I hope it gets lots of bidders and brings in the big bucks for your son's school! :)

JasonsMum said...

Perfect! What a great choice for an auction. It should appeal to so many. Love how bright and cheerful it looks.

lera said...

Oh, I love this. Really love this. Great job Amandajean and Heather.

Victoria said...

This is gorgeous, and I love the back just as much!

NanaKaren said...

Great quilt! Hope it makes a good profit for your son's school.

Sheree said...

Love, Love, Love!!

I ended up buying back the quilt I donated to my daughter's school auction last year. So glad I did, as we ended up moving back to the US suddenly and now we have this memory with all her classmates and teachers artwork and signatures on it!

Hope the auction goes well. I am sure it will bring in big bucks...it is perfect!

Sarah Leu Anderson said...

Amanda and Heather - I LOVE this - you guys did an awesome job. I love that it can be reversible too! I hope it raises lots of money on Saturday. See you at the carnival!

Clair said...

I hope to make a whirlygiggle quilt too...it is cool.

Chicago Sarah said...

Dude. I am driving to Wisconsin on Saturday to bid (if I can wriggle out of work, which come to think of it might not be possible, but the sentiment is true!). It's gorgeous.

Deb said...

I love everything about it, colour, size of blocks etc. beautiful

ldahospud said...

Gah! That is sooooo cute! Front and back, just fabulous! Your blog is an inspiration to me.

Kerri said...

It goes well on your sons bed. I love the pattern. Well done

Rebekah said...

what a fun collaborative project! I'm sure it will do well in the auction :)

Jane said...

Perfect colors for an auction.
I wish I could see it in person and make a bid or two!

Di said...

Love the quilt! It's really amazing!

Dragon's Dolphin said...

How pray tell did I miss this post? OMG you two did a fabulous job! Looks awesome. You'll have to tell us all about the silent auction and if you know, how much it went for. I know someone would love to have this! ~Shelly~

Karen said...

I see you already have 98 comments but I just had to comment, too. What a great quilt!
Karen

Chara Michele said...

I love it! This turned out so lovely!

brigette said...

this quilt is amazing!!!!
did you bid on it?
i tried to make these blocks this morning out of jelly rolls and failed miserably!
:laughs manically
i'll have to get a pattern or read a tutorial where it's already figured out for me!
i have so much fabric right now and this would be perfect for so much of it!!
thanks for sharing.

Callipygian said...

First, I recognize that green paisley fabric, I used it to make an apron last fall! Second, what was the highest bid for the quilt at the auction??

craft-crazed said...

I absolutely love love LOVE! this quilt!!! The colors are bright and fun and so is the pattern!!! LOVE IT!

Candace